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Intimate Partner Violence: Art, Education and Advocacy
Greetings and Introduction
- Jessica Neuwirth, Rita E. Hauser Director, Human Rights Program at Roosevelt House, Hunter College
- Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Founding Director, Remember the Women Institute
- Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, Chair, House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
- Hon. Adva Vilchinski, Consul for Public Policy, Consulate General of Israel in New York
Artistic Responses to Intimate Partner Violence
- Display of clothing of victims Jana Lynne Mackey and Simeonette (Sissy) Mapes from December 2021 She’s Gone exhibition in Washington, D.C.
- Virtual tour of Keren Goldstein and Adi Levy’s She’s Gone exhibition featuring clothing of Israeli intimate partner violence murder victims
- Video presentation by activist artist Cat Del Buono, curator and organizer of WE RISE, an art installation organized by Art Connects New York for New Day, an emergency shelter for intimate partner violence survivors that was run by NYC’s HRA
Panel 1: The Voices of Activists Who Know
- Dr. Shoshannah Frydman (Moderator), Executive Director of Shalom Task Force
- Alayne Katz, Chair of the Board of the Pace Women’s Justice Center, sister of victim Gail Katz Bierenbaum
- Theresa Mapes, founder of Sissy’s Angels, mother of victim Simeonette (Sissy) Mapes
- Marjorie Puyol, survivor of intimate partner violence and doctoral candidate
- Aryn Quinn, founder of WeCare and author of forthcoming Dying for Love
- Lily Sanders, author of Truth to Triumph, domestic violence survivor and expert
Theatrical Response to Intimate Partner Violence
- Presentation of “All Databases are Incomplete,” a play by Cynthia L. Cooper, performed by professional actor Lisa Pelikan
Panel 2: Combatting Intimate Partner Violence
- Rosemonde Pierre-Louis (Moderator), Chief Operating Officer, NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research
- Judge Judy Harris Kluger, Executive Director, Sanctuary for Families
- Nechama Bakst, Senior Director of Family Violence Services, Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty
- Dr. Alana Morgan Ramjit, Computing Innovation Fellow, Clinic to End Tech Abuse (CETA), Cornell Tech
- Bea Hanson, Senior Advisor to Commissioner Cecile Noel, New York City Mayor’s Office to End Domestic and Gender-based Violence
Dr. Rochelle G. Saidel, Founding Director, Remember the Women Institute
This event will be held in person at Roosevelt House and online via Zoom.
Proof of full COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all who attend, and masks must be worn at all times in Roosevelt House.